Crochet skirts are a cute (and comfy!) way to show off your style! Whether you’re into mini skirts, breezy maxi skirts, beachwear, or business casual, you’ll find something to love in this collection of free crochet skirt patterns.
Free Crochet Skirt Patterns
Making your own crochet skirt is a fun way to show off your crafty skills, and create a one-of-a-kind look. From retro granny square designs and boho beach styles to polished pencil skirts, these patterns have got you covered.
The best part is that crochet skirts are super customizable to your taste and body. You can adjust the length, change the colors, and play with different stitch patterns – the options are endless! And they’re not as hard to make as you might think. Even beginners can whip up something cute.
Whether you’re a beginner looking for an easy first skirt or a seasoned pro wanting to challenge yourself with an intricate design, this roundup has something for everyone. Scroll through and find your favorites!
Are crochet skirts a good project for beginners?
Crochet skirts might look complex, but many are beginner-friendly. In fact, a skirt pattern can be a great first garment project. If you’re new to crocheting garments, choose a pattern with simple stitches, minimal shaping, and a looser fit.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to yarn for crochet skirts. Here are some things to consider when shopping:
Yarn weight: In general, thinner yarns help to create more flowy skirts that drape well, and don’t feel too bulky. Think worsted, DK, or even fingering weight.
Fiber content: Another factor to consider is fiber content. Choose something light and airy for summer skirts, like linen or cotton blends. For the colder months, consider wool or acrylic.
Durability: Regardless of the yarn weight and material, it’s a good idea to pick something durable and washable. Because you will sit on your skirt, it will likely get more wear and tear than a shirt or cardigan.
Crochet Techniques for Skirt Patterns
Wondering if you’re ready to take on a skirt? Here are some of the techniques you might need to know. Before getting started on your pattern, be sure to read through the stitches that are required and practice any that you’re not familiar with.
This lightweight skirt uses a variety of colors organized in a free-spirited, chevron design. This pattern is a good choice for experienced beginners. This one would be beautiful to wear on a breezy, spring day!
Bring out the vintage vibe with this cozy, wool crocheted skirt. The author made this pattern with 78 small granny squares, but the number of squares you’ll need will depend on the size of your skirt. This skirt has no back or front, so it looks great swiveled in any direction!
This crochet skirt for beginners is made with a simple, two-row repeat. The beauty of this pattern is that you can just keep repeating until the skirt is as long as you like it! This chic design is made with a combination of v stitches and cluster stitches.
This classic granny skirt pattern features a cute picot hem and a stretchy, wide waistband. Combine as many colors as you want, whether you’re going for vintage or bright! This pattern is available in five sizes, from XS to XL.
Enjoy the summer breeze with this loose and flowy seashore-themed skirt. This crochet maxi skirt pattern is worked from the top down. It’s made with fingering-weight yarn and airy stitches, and would be perfect over a simple slip or even over a swimsuit.
This checkered skirt and vest combo makes a bold outfit choice. Wear it over a long-sleeved tee for a spin on the classic business-casual feel. This pattern is offered in a variety of sizes and is best for experienced beginners or intermediate crocheters.
This form-fitting skirt works well with classy tanks or winter cardigans! To make this pattern, you’ll need to know how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, and work in the back loop. It’s available in eight different sizes, from XS to 4X.
This top-down, flattering skirt is easy to make and easy to customize, too! There’s no one right way to wear this skirt - it’s so cute and versatile! Try it over a pair of leggings, or use it as a swimsuit cover-up.
This classy skirt is worked from the top down using a fan pattern. It features functioning buttons near the waistline for a finished look and feel. This pattern includes written instructions as well as a crochet diagram.
This easy, casual skirt is loose-fitting and would be so cute paired with a more form-fitting, long-sleeve, or short-sleeve shirt. It features a drawstring waistband and an easy, repeated stitch pattern. It’s available in sizes S through 3X.
This bold, retro skirt is full of character! Each granny square makes a fashion statement of its own, and pieced together, they form a truly one-of-a-kind piece. This pattern is available in five different sizes.
This granny square crocheted skirt features pops of color amidst a dark background. This fashionable wearable would be a great way to use up your scrap yarns. You’ll need to be able to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and seam squares together in order to make this pattern.
Here’s a classy, colorful design that’s made all in one piece. This easy pattern features an extra stretchy waistband and is available in five different sizes. Special stitches used in this pattern include the front post double crochet, v stitch, double v stitch, and crab stitch.
This bright skirt design features waves of color and a stretchy yet snug fit. You’ll need to be able to chain, single crochet, and double crochet to make this intermediate-level skirt pattern. It’s available in sizes XS through XXXL.
Drink in the last moments of summer with this light and carefree summer skirt. It’s created using the shell stitch pattern for an airy, breezy fabric. It’s easy to adjust the length to make this skirt as long or as short as you like.
This skirt creates an ultra-comfy yet professional look that you can wear to work or to a nice dinner. It’s super customizable and looks great on a variety of body types. For this super simple pattern, you’ll need to be able to chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and single crochet two together.
This hobble skirt comes from a 1910s style that predated the pencil skirt design. Though it was originally known to “hobble” its wearers by creating a tight circumference at the knees, this updated, crocheted version is stretchy and comfortable - while still keeping the fabulous, pencil skirt-style look.
This vintage design features granny squares with puff-stitch centers. It has an elastic waist and is available in a variety of sizes - it’s super easy to adjust, too! It uses the join-as-you-go technique to join your granny squares throughout the pattern.
This high-waisted skirt is a lovely pattern for advanced beginners that has simple construction but still gets that snug, perfect fit. It’s made using a garter-like stitch and even has belt loops to give it a put-together look. It’s easy to adjust the length of your skirt to make it longer or shorter.
This wraparound skirt features a tie strap that sits snugly on the hip. Using a variegated yarn brings beautiful and effortless color to this unique design. You’ll need to know how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet to make this pattern.
This variation on a pencil skirt features diagonal ribs for a snug, curvy fit. The pattern is worked in rows from side to side. This is a good pattern for advanced beginners or intermediate crocheters.
This bohemian-style, long crochet skirt pattern is super versatile! It can be dressed up for sophisticated events, or worn casually at the beach or to a concert. It’s made with crochet thread, a front slit, and the arrowhead cable stitch pattern for a loose, light, and breezy fit.
This carefree, summer skirt is made with half-double crochets and the suzette stitch. It has an elastic waist and is available in four sizes, from S to XL. Pair this skirt with your favorite blouse and you’re ready for dinner downtown!
Designer: Crochet Cakes
Yarn weight: DK
Suggested yarn: Knitcrate Vidalana Yarn
Tips and Tricks for Making Crochet Skirts
Choose the right pattern for your skill level.
It’s no fun to get halfway through a pattern and realize it’s over your head. When you find a skirt you love, check the suggested skill level and read through the pattern before getting started. If there are any new stitches involved, get some practice in before starting your skirt. Or, keep looking! There are so many adorable patterns to choose from!
Measure for the proper fit
Most skirt patterns come in multiple sizes. However, instead of just choosing the size you usually wear (for example, medium), it’s a good idea to take measurements to get the best fit. Get out your tape measure and take accurate body measurements to choose the best size for you. You can also adjust as you go by adding or subtracting stitches or rows. That’s the beauty of making your own garments!
Make a gauge swatch.
Lastly, make a gauge swatch before you start your pattern. Without this important step, sadly, your accurate measurements won’t even count! Check your gauge, and size your hook up or down accordingly before jumping in.
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